If we compare the April 2014 elections and the Council of Representatives elections in 2010, we find some important differences, which are worth noting. Among these differences, we notice the growing number of participating coalitions and entities. While in the 2010 elections, the total number of coalitions and entities was 86 (12 coalition and 74 entity), in the 2014 elections, there are 107 political coalition and entities (35 coalition and 72 entity). The second point concerns the growing number of candidates. In the 2010 elections, about 7,000 candidates competed, while in the current elections more than 9,000 candidates will be competing. The increase in the number of candidates and lists is due to defections and disintegration among the big alliances, and this is in line with the Sainte - Lague method in calculating votes and distribution of seats which gives a greater opportunity for small and medium lists at the expense of larger lists. The situation leads the latter to make smaller alliances to ensure it will not lose its votes and to channel support to the medium lists and blocs.
Electoral Power Centers
Perhaps the next legislative elections in Iraq will mark a step toward economic development, the rebuilding of the social order in Iraq and the foundations of the state, the consolidation of a fair political system and guaranteeing the appearance of new values that determine the meaning of belonging to a country unified in land and people. Thus, the elections are considered to be a gate of salvation from the frequent crises. It is, however, important to remember that a just modern state is built on the principle of prosperity and economic stability and realized through justice in the distribution of resources. More importantly, these values can't flourish and consolidate unless democracy becomes the prevalent social culture that transforms into valuable standards in all fields. Parliamentary elections and the parliament in Iraqi history are not something new.